Mango Lassi

I'll be the first to admit that I am, kind of, addicted to Indian food. What can I say?!? It is my all-time favorite cuisine. When I am eating Indian food, I like it when it's so hot that I am practically sweating and my mouth feels as if it's engulfed in flames. After eating spicy Indian food, the best thing, in the world, to drink to cool your mouth down is an ice cold Mango Lassi. The genius people that cultivated the Indian cuisine also invented the perfect drink to ...

Mediterranean Dips Crudités Bar

For this year's Mothers Day, I wanted to elevate our family's typical mothers day brunch with this beautiful Mediterranean Crudités Bar. A lot of people are intimated by making their own crudités bar. Sure, there are many components in a nice crudités bar, but all you need to make one is a bunch of vegetables and some killer dips. It also helps to have a variety of types of vegetables with all different colors and shapes. You can totally go with just the classics like ...

Salsa De Molcajete

Ever since I have been cooking my two culinary idols were Guy Fieri and Marcela Valladolid. They are the people that inspired be to get in the kitchen and start cooking. They also taught be to be proud of my cooking.  I learned from them that I should not be embarrassed and that cooking really is cool.  I have been fortunate enough to have met both of my culinary idols. I met Marcela a few years ago on the set of "The Kitchen". It is filmed not far from where I live so my ...

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cakes

Today is my 15th birthday! Wow...time has really flown. I am so grateful for everything that has happened this year. This was definitely the best year yet. Some of the highlights of this year were, meeting Lilly Singh, making cooking videos with Jamie Geller, working for Susie Fishbein, being hired as a professional food photographer, having a recipe of mine in a published cookbook, winning a trip to Orlando for my family from a box of cereal and much much more.  I am sure ...

Harissa Chicken with Chickpeas

Today on the blog I am sharing a new "one-pot" dinner recipe. This Harissa Chicken with Chickpeas recipe is my current favorite. It is packed with flavor from the Mina Harissa that I used. It is such an easy weeknight dinner to make. To start, you sear the chicken thighs to get the skin nice and crispy, remove the chicken then saute some onions and garlic. Next, you add in some tomato paste, the Mina Harissa, chicken broth, chickpeas, and the chicken. Finally, you pop it in the ...

Mini Balsamic Strawberry Pavlovas

These Pavlovas have got my name written ALL over them! Hands down, pavlovas are my all time favorite dessert to eat on Passover.  They almost make up for how much I miss chocolate chip cookies. Speaking of chocolate chip cookies...I spend this week before the holiday stuffing my face with all the chocolate chip cookies that I can get my hands on. Being the cookieholic, that I am, I can barely go the eight days without my cookies. The struggle is real!  I am not 100% ...

Compound Butter Breakfast Bar

This week I have teamed up with Breakstone's butter to make your Passover breakfast even better!  In general, Passover food gets a really bad reputation. You know, eating just isn't as fun without everyone's favorite bread and legumes. I know I really miss them throughout the holiday. Now that I come to think of it, I am very emotionally invested in my carbs. You know what they say thought, “A cookie a day keeps the doctor away.” I’m pretty sure that's how it goes. Even though we ...

Dal Tadka with Cumin Rice

My love for Indian food goes way back. I have my mom to thank for introducing Indian food to me at such a young age. We have been going to Indian restaurants ever since I was a little kid. I now like making Indian food just as much as I enjoy eating it. I am always experimenting with new Indian dishes in my kitchen. I have made homemade paneer cheese, roti bread, lamb vindaloos, and more. The thing that I love about Indian food is that it has so many dimensions of flavor. Every dish ...

Perfect for Pesach

Perfect for Pesach is perfect! I have been anticipating the arrival of this cookbook for months! When Naomi Nachman told me, a while back, that she was writing a cookbook I was really excited for her. For those of you who don't know, Naomi is one of the greatest friends that I have made through the kosher food industry. I consider her one of my mentors and I seriously look up to her. I have learned tons of important things about food and the about the kosher food industry from ...

Whipped Ricotta Toast with Berries

Your breakfast is about to get upgraded! Every morning the absolute first thing on my mind in breakfast. I pop out of bed and head straight to the kitchen to eat. Nothing can stop me from of eating my breakfast. The 7 hours I get of sleep every day is the longest I go without eating. What can I say? I'm a foodie! So breakfast is not an option for me but a necessity. On typical school days, I just have cereal because who has time? But I always welcome the chance when I get to make a fancier ...

Taco Salad With Adobo Skirt Steak

Let's talk about salad. By definition, a salad is a cold dish made up of a mixture of raw or cooked vegetables. So there are an endless amount of salads out there is the world. As you may have noticed, I'm not that into salads, but I think I have just found my new favorite one. When you throw some adobo marinated skirt steak, avocado, tortilla chips, and cilantro lime dressing into a bowl of salad, I just simply can't resist. That is why when Danielle Renov, from Peas Love & Carrots, ...

Homemade Butter

Today we are making homemade butter! Say what!? Yes, it's true. I know making your own butter may sound very scary and intimidating but it is actually super easy. People have been making butter for over 10,000 years. Ever since people have domesticated animals, they have been churning butter. It is a fairly simple process that literally anyone can do. All you need is some cream and something to agitate it with. You can use so many things to make butter like a jar, an electric mixer, a ...